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More From The Air Show

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by eng45ine, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Here's a few more...

    Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle going vertical....
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    Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle...just cruising...
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    Oracle Stunt Plane...this guy is certifiably nuts!!!
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    United States Army Golden Eagle Parachutist...
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    Comments/Critiques are always welcome!
  2. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005
  3. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks Patrick...I had a great time and I am heading back on Sunday!
  4. dbirdsong

    dbirdsong Guest

    Great stuff Frank..
  5. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks Dave...I'm just a big kid having fun!
  6. F15Todd


    Feb 1, 2005
    Sucker for the F-15

    Love the first picture. The F-15 has incredible power, in fact early in the
    life of the F-15, they took an A-model and stripped it down, no paint and it
    broke eight time-to-climb world records. In setting the last of the eight
    records, it reached an altitude of 98,425 ft. just 3 minutes 27.8 seconds
    from brake release at takeoff. It was called the "Streak Eagle", I think
    it's in a museum now.

    The plane in your pictures is an F-15C "Eagle" base out of Eglin AFB, FL.
    It's mission is air-to-air, the "Strike Eagle" is the F-15E, it adds an air-to-
    mud option.
  7. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks for the information, Todd. I've been in awe of military aircraft since I was a kid...then Top Gun came along making it all look so cool. Someday, I hope to shoot from the flight line, that would be awesome.
  8. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wonderful images Frank.

    Thank you for sharing and look foward to many more. So glad your being just a Big Kid and enjoying yourself.

    As Todd said the first image is quite dramatic. Great shot. Well done.
  9. Leigh


    Feb 19, 2005
    Again, a cool series of shots Frank! The parachutist is the best of the series here!
  10. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    More great stuff!

    These are exceellent shots Frank! Bet it was a real challenge to keep them in the viewfinder! :shock:
  11. This is something I'd like to shoot one of these days. I think fighter planes of any sort are engrained in a little boy's memory cells. Cool shots, Frank!
  12. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks everyone for your kudos...what a rush shooting these jets that go flying by at hundreds of miles per hour. Papa85 (Tony) is going to tutor me on PS so I can improve my images...he tweaked one for me and it made such a nice difference. I have so much to learn...

    Thanks for looking and offering your input!!! Much appreciated.
  13. Frank, I have never seen better air show pictures. You are to be commended. That first shot is amazing and the last one is pretty neat as well.
  14. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks Gordon,

    I appreciate the kind comments. I had a great time shooting and can't wait until tomorrow to shoot more. I have so much to learn about shooting digitally and then how to process them to get even better results. Papa85 tweaked one image for me as an example and it is really neat. He offered to help me with processing and I can't wait. Honestly??? My images leave me a bit unfulfilled!!! But I'm trying to improve and that's the fun of it all.

    Thanks for looking, Gordon. Much appreciated.
  15. Hi Frank,

    I really like the first one where you can see the condensation. I think it is caused by the compression of the air at the forward part of the wing.

    If I recall correctly, the Streak Eagle is in the USAF Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio.
  16. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks for the kudos, Bob,

    I don't know exactly how the condensation builds up on the leading edge of the wing like it does, but it sure makes for good photography. Thanks so much for stopping by.
  17. SRA


    Jul 29, 2005
    Orem, Utah
    Right on... 8)
  18. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thank you sir! 8)
  19. Frank

    Nice series of images.

    Looks like the Golden Knight was looking right at you.

  20. drueter


    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Beautiful series, Frank! Thanks for sharing! Makes me feel like I'm there.
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